‘Big Brother 22’ episode 35 recap: Here’s everything that went down during Friday’s ‘special episode’ [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

At the end of Thursday’s live episode of “Big Brother,” Christmas Abbott said goodbye after Cody Calafiore cast the sole vote to evict. That meant only three people were left in the running to win the $500,000 prize: Cody, Enzo Palumbo and Nicole Franzel. The final Head of Household competition will begin during Monday’s episode, but before that fans were rewarded with what Julie Chen Moonves called a “special episode you do not want to miss” on Friday night. So what went down during this bonus hour of “BB22”?

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Below, read our minute-by-minute “Big Brother: All-Stars” recap of Season 22, Episode 35 to find out what happened Friday, October 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite houseguests on CBS’s long-running reality TV show, who annoys you the most and who you think will ultimately join the “Big Brother” winners list.

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8:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘Big Brother’!” In the 34th episode, the final three houseguests were named after Cody evicted Christmas. “I gave it a good, scrappy fight,” she joked as she met up with Julie for her exit interview. Following Christmas’ elimination, Julie surprised the others by letting them watch videos from their loved ones: Cody’s girlfriend, Enzo’s kids and Nicole’s fiance (Victor Arroyo from “BB18”). Cue the waterworks! With only three contestants left in the game, who do YOU think has played the best game?

8:05 p.m. – With the finale set in place, it’s time for Cody, Enzo and Nicole to reminisce about their time in the All-Star house. Cody says he evicted Christmas because he wanted to stay true to Nicole and Enzo, both of whom he has a final two deal with. Enzo is upset that Christmas called him out as being the third place finisher as she walked out the door. Nicole thinks she needs to win the final HOH to win over the jury. Neither of them seem to realize that nothing would earn them more respect from the jury than evicting Cody.

8:10 p.m. – The first recollection of the season is a blooper where Enzo pretends to have toilet paper stuck to his pants. Cody doesn’t even notice, but Nicole can’t stop laughing. In fact, she loses all control and pees her pants in the kitchen. Next we see various clips of players hiding and scaring each other throughout the house. Dani Briones particularly had fun scaring Cody with the help of Da’Vonne Rogers. For Enzo, the funniest moment of the season was when Nicole made Janelle Pierzina a Have-Not while throwing some shade saying, “I’m going to pick someone who hasn’t done it before and likes to talk about me, Janelle.” What a savage (insert sarcasm here).

8:25 p.m. – Enzo decided to become a vegan halfway through the season after some advice from Tyler Crispen. He doesn’t really understand the rules, but he wants to be close to the vegan players in the house. That’s commitment. Now that the vegans are all gone, he’s enjoying his steak dinner. We also see some kitchen disasters that happened throughout the season, including a stove fire ignited by David Alexander in his attempt to make fries. Next we see the bond between Kaysar Ridha and Janelle, two All-Stars who have known each other for 15 years. It was fun having them in the house, it’s disappointing they were targeted so early.

8:35 p.m. – On Day 25 Cody learned what the word “ripe” means. And I’m not talking about some slang version of the word. Cody just learned the definition of the actual word “ripe.” Cody defends himself by saying he wasn’t the only dumb person in the house, which leads to a clip of Christmas not realizing a squirrel in the backyard is a statue. Next we see clips of houseguests requesting items in the Diary Room. Memphis Garrett really wanted the hot tub turned on and Kaysar put in multiple requests for a pet bunny.

8:45 p.m. – Next up is a little montage of Ian Terry while the final three talk about how much they love him. We see Ian discussing the fact that he’s on the autism spectrum and he also mentions how rocking back and forth brings him comfort. Ian leads a normal life and feels a little uncomfortable discussing his condition. We also see important conversations that were had in the house, including conversations about religion and race relations with Kaysar and Da’Vonne.

8:52 p.m. – We are now reminded about some of the punishments that happened throughout the season. I think the worst had to have been Christmas’ 13 baby All-Stars that she had to haul around the house and feed at all hours of the day. Bayleigh Dayton also had a difficult task when she was forced to do 500 laps around the backyard on a tricycle.

8:59 p.m. – The episode closes with a hilarious montage of all the houseguests who cried in the Diary Room. Not to sound insensitive, but the dramatic score used to highlight this was purposely meant to make this funny. I also enjoyed stone-faced Janelle saying she will never give them the satisfaction of seeing her hurt or upset. That’s a wrap on this flashback episode. On Sunday we’ll see part one of the final HOH competition.

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